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QUIT PLAYIN: More Democrats, Less Hershey Kisses!

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Photo: “Hershey” Walker’s Twitter page

This editorial is a shameless plug for the Democratic Party. I’m not going to lie; I’m asking you to vote straight Democrat.

The Texas Republican Legislature fixed it so you can’t vote a straight ticket easily, but you can still do it.

My previous plans for this week were scrapped after watching the “Herschel Walker debate video” for the umpteenth time. This lame-brained-negro is an embarrassment rolled up into a catastrophe waiting to happen. However, he does serve as a warning.

Let me begin by letting you know that I have changed the former Dallas Cowboy’s name to protect all of the innocent Herschels in the world.

For our purposes, he will be referred to as “Hershey Walker” — a tag befitting the best “Chocolate Kiss” the Republican Party could find.

Fortunately, the supply is scarce, but we got a few Hershey’s Kisses on the local ballots this cycle too.

PolitiFact blew Hershey out of the water on the insurance nonsense he spouted during a debate with Georgia Senator, Reverend Dr. Raphael Warnock.

Here is what he said and how PolitiFact scored his dimly lit answer on the most pressing subject in America.

“Right now people have coverage for health care. It’s a question of what type of health care do you want. Because if you have an able-bodied job, you’re going to have health care,” said Walker. This is inaccurate according to PolitiFact.

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“Although millions of Americans do secure health insurance through an employer, not all workers are offered employer-sponsored coverage or, if offered, can afford their share of the premiums,” according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, a non-profit that studies health care policy. Overall, the foundation says, “most people who are uninsured are non elderly adults and in working families.”

According to the Foundation 7.9% of families with two full-time workers are uninsured, 11.2% of families with one full-time worker are uninsured, and 15.5% of families with only part-time workers are uninsured.”

A Forbes magazine article further highlighted Hershey Walker’s ignorance and misrepresentation of health care matters.

“During Friday night’s debate against Senator Rev. Raphael Warnock (D-Georgia), Herschel Walker didn’t pull out a stethoscope as a prop. The debate rules did not allow props, as Walker was told after he had flashed a police badge during the debate.

“But Walker, the Republic nominee for one of Georgia’s two U.S. Senate seats, did make a statement during the debate about what could be considered a very medical doctorly topic. It was about insulin, diabetes, and “eating right” and got a not-so-sweet response on social media.”

Walker’s statement came after Warnock had said the following: “I think [Walker] should tell the people of Georgia why he thinks they should have expensive insulin and why the pharmaceutical companies should be able to charge us whatever they like.” Walker then replied “I believe in reducing insulin, but at the same time, you got to eat right.”

”Walker went on to say, “You have to get food prices down, and you got to get gas down so that they can go get insulin.”

Hershey Walker is just a glowing reason to vote Democrat everywhere. It is reported that 30% of our population nowadays prefer to be “Independent” or don’t want to commit. The Democratic Party seems disorganized, but consider my short analogy.

Look at the political parties as two families. One family has four children and enjoys all the economic and social privileges that “White privilege” affords.

The other family has eight kids. Some had special needs or language barriers, and all bore the weight of social stigmas. All have been oppressed to some degree.

The second family is what the Democratic Party manages daily. And given the degree of difficulty that it presents on confronting America’s most complex issues, we do a pretty good job.

Hershey Walker could make a few good points if polysyllabic words and critical thinking were in his wheelhouse. Hershey Walker is able-bodied, but him don’t get it!

Most Americans need to get a handle on their health, but we need policymakers who will address these challenging issues.

In the State of Texas, billions of dollars go unused while Governor Greg Abbott and his GOP goonies enjoy the best health care available. The wrong White Chocolate Kisses are harmful too!

One thing is sure. All you “able-bodied” voters need to get out and vote, and Hershey Walker should serve as an incentive!

Vincent L. Hall is an author, activist, and an award-winning columnist.
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Vincent L. Hall is an author, activist, and award-winning columnist.

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